A novel approach that has gained NACRA
's attention is to mix oxide and carbide precursors in solution to make a unique class of silicon oxycarbide (SiOC) materials.
Invited classes will take the reins from December 15, including; 29er, 420, Nacra
15, Pacer, Laser 4.7, Optimist Open, Intermediate and Green Fleet, Bic Techno (Ripper League and Ripper Races), RS:X Men and Women, Elliot, International Cadet, Sabot 1 Up, Open Bic, Manly Juniors, Flying 11 and Tasar.
Their consistent performances continued at the North Sea regatta (8th), the Nacra
World Championships (9th) and the prestigious Round Texel Race in the Netherlands where they finished 25th from a fleet of 260 boats.
Double scorers were Will Thompson in the Dart Eighteens,Robin Hennessey in the Dart 16s,Mark Emptage in the Handicap Cats in a Nacra
6 and Tony Marston in an International Canoe in the Handicap dinghies.
The club has just received delivery of two new Nacra
15s and are looking to provide further support toward youth programs.
The SL16 catamaran is a smaller version of the Nacra
17, which has been selected for the 2016 Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro in Brazil.
Celebrity crew; swimming legend Ian Thorpe tests his guns on Ichi Ban, along with Rio Nacra
17 silver medallist Lisa Darmanin.
The fleet consisted of 11 Hobie 16Eoe1/4aos (a 16ft catamaran which is also the most popular boat worldwide), one Nacra
18 ft and a 20ft Hobie Miracle.
Our compatriots in Pittwater are also toasting their Rio silver medallist members (in the Nacra
class), Jason Waterhouse and Lisa Darmain.
Lisa Darmanin and J as on Waterhouse stormed home in the Nacra
17 to miss gold by one point, while the calibre of the performances to secure the other silver medals won by Mat Belcher and Will Ryan in the 470, and Nathan Outteridge and Ian Jensen in the 49er, were equally impressive.